MAJOR TOM TO GROUND CONTROL
REQUESTING LIFT OFF SUPPORT
Most crowdfunding works this way: You put down your credit or debit card number. You wait 30 days. You hope that the project gets fully funded. If it does, the crowdfunding company taps your card for the money your pledged. If the project budget isn't raised, the crowdfunding company doesn't tap your card. THAT IS SO OLD SCHOOL. And perhaps that's why 80% of projects that seek crowdfunding never get funded. Not ours. We're treating your purchase as WORKING CAPITAL meaning: we ain't waitin' around to start the project. We're already 80% finished. We've invested more than 2200 hours of creative labor (so approximately $22,000 to date at $100/hr). We just need your help to take the project to print.
WHEN YOU SECURE YOUR ADVANCE COPY OF 'OUR TEACHER IS A CREATURE' with $12.95 + shipping and handling (Book Rate: $4.50) through PayPal , we'll put your money immediately into our ongoing production budget. It's sort of like you step into our creative factory and walk up to the assembly line, you see that we need to get the book from one end of the assembly line to the other, so you plug in your AC charger and say, 'GO!'
And if you're thinking, 'But what if you guys don't raise all the money?' then you really need to swing by our production offices here in Petaluma, California. We're working on this project 23/7, the extra hour set aside to fight over the cots. And we plan on producing the first 1000 volumes of 'Our Teacher is a Creature' no later than October 2017. Even if we have to round out the budget with a bank loan. Oh, yeah, we're working on that, too.
WHEN YOU COMMIT TO OWNING ONE BOOK FROM THE FIRST 1000 PRINTED we will mail you a complimentary 8x10 headshot of Miss Thorb along with a Letter of Guarantee that establishes you have purchased and will receive a copy of 'Our Teacher is a Creature.' (Limit one copy per Backer.)
Of course, if you'd like to help us reach our budget a lot quicker, in the finest tradition of crowdfunding, we're also offering these really cool Backer Rewards:
HOW WE'RE PUTTING YOUR CONTRIBUTION INTO PRODUCTION
watch our video to learn more...
When you pledge $1 or more we're going to include YOUR NAME (or your Alien Name if you have one) on the official 'Our Teacher is a Creature' web page. You'll be famous throughout the universe. At least to all those alien cultures that intercept this signal.
When you pledge at this level not only will we include you as a Patron of the Arts in the 'Revisited While Walking Outside' level on the 'Our Teacher is a Creature' web site, we'll include you in the Acknowledgements of the book and send you a copy of this beautifully illustrated children's book where the alien characters get up and walk around (and sometimes off) the pages!
REVISITED WHILE WALKING OUTSIDE
Pledge at this level to help us produce a beautifully illustrated children's book where the alien characters get up and walk around and off the pages, and it only makes sense that you receive a copy of the book autographed by Miss Thorb!
THE FIRST KIND
Pledge your support at this level and not only will you receive everything above, you'll also receive a multi-autographed copy of this beautifully illustrated book (author, illustrator, and Miss Thorb), the first book in history where the alien characters walk around (and sometimes right off) the pages!
THE SECOND KIND
Support the cause at this level and you'll receive a multi-autographed copy of the book AND an illustration from the book signed by the illustrator, the author, and Miss Thorb (in her alien calligraphy, naturally).
THE THIRD KIND
Support the project at this level? We'll take your headshot (supplied by you) and illustrate you as an alien on the surface of Miss Thorb's home world: MARS. Then we'll include your alien self in the first children's book in history where the aliens walk around (and sometimes right off) the pages.
THE FOURTH KIND
So in addition to an autographed copy of the book, a signed poster featuring one of the beautiful illustrations in the first children's book in history where the alien characters leave the page, we'll enroll the future astronaut of your choice in SPACE CAMP. (You just have to get him/her there. We'll take care of the rest.)